Thursday 1 December 2022

A BIG day for West End Christmas Fortnight #dundeewestend

Loads happening at West End Christmas Fortnight today - including our Christmas Concert, Christmas Market and Lights Switch On - Santa is on his way later today!

12 noon to 2pm - West End Blethers from Dundee Pensioners’ Forum - at The Friary in Tullideph Road.  Aimed at older people in the West End, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, cake, scones, and a bowl of soup.      

Dundee Pensioners’ Forum can arrange a taxi for an elderly person to attend

The Friary café also has a small food larder - and free fruit and vegetables to take away.

1pm to 3pm – Carols at the Corso Street sheltered lounge - for the sheltered tenants at Abbotsford/Corso area.   All welcome!

2pm to 3.30pm - Dundee Carers Centre – Dementia Café Christmas Party - Logie & St John’s (Cross) Church.  To find out more, call Dundee Carers Centre on 200422.    Also the Sinderins Community Hub – a cuppa and warm welcome for all in the community meets at the church 1pm to 3pm.

4pm to 8pm - CHRISTMAS FORTNIGHT HIGHLIGHTS! – West End Christmas Market at the Miller’s Wynd car park and community fridge in Perth Road.   Join us to browse Christmas gifts and we'll also have some hot food and drink stalls and music and entertainment for you to enjoy.    We will be having a lights switch-on at 7.15pm.  There’s also a visit from Santa, who will be distributing Christmas goody bags to the children!  Many thanks to Scotmid for sponsoring the goody bags which will thereafter be available at the Community Fridge.

6.15pm – The West End Christmas Concert at Dundee West Church.   Featuring our two secondary schools at Harris Academy and St John’s RC High School and our five primary schools – St Joseph’s RC PS, Blackness PS, Tayview PS, Ancrum Road PS and Victoria Park PS – along Cherry Blossom Nursery School, Girls’ Brigade and the wonderful Scottish singer Sheena Wellington!    Mains of Fintry Pipe Band will lead everyone to the lights switch on after the concert.   Our thanks also to Rev Dr Jim Connolly for hosting the concert. 

Shoppers’ night in the West End – many West End shops will have late opening and special offers on Thursday 1st  December!